Red Timiline Indicator Above Track .

Finished three very large recordings and am now faced with two more with a “now” deadline (I’m supposed to be working on one now. However, there is suddenly a red “timeline” thumbtack appearing some ten seconds in the track window when I try to record. I’ve checked under tools ad settings and pushed many buttons, and can’t get the stupid thing to go away. It is not allowing me to record at all. Windows 10, And I have removed and reloaded the latest Audacity.

Any ideas?

Is it perhaps the “The pinned-head record cursor”?
Have a look on this page to see if you can identify it:
If it is the “pinned-head”, then you can turn that off in Track Preferences:

That did it, thanks! No idea how it engaged overnight.

Now on to narrations!